Performance Physical Therapy

Lorraine Jackson
I was treated for my neck and shoulders, primarily by Jennifer. I also saw a few other therapists, but not once did I have to repeat my story. The environment of PPT and the friendliness of all the staff made my visits enjoyable! I can’t believe how pain free I am! I’ve been to other therapy places; PPT is TOPS!
Joseph Ford
Always helpful professional knowledgeable. Just an all out great experience.
Eva Dreyer
Before coming to PPT I saw another physical therapist about hip pain. After seven weeks there wasn’t any improvement. A friend recommended PPT and the results were phenomenal! Sean thoroughly tested my range of motion and prescribed several stretching and strengthening exercises. He progressed these weekly. He re-tested my ROM after six weeks and the improvements were remarkable. Plus the pain was gone! Sean will be my PT for life!
linda bradford
From the start of my PT everyone I encountered was very friendly and pleasant. I was impressed with the interaction between staff and how knowledgeable Taylor (PT) as well as the techs were when I asked questions. I would recommend this office!!!
barbara brockett
I came to Performance Physical Therapy several years ago because I had heard good things about them, having been disappointed in other PT practices I had used over the years. Most recently, the last two sets of therapy have been with Jordan Morris, who is an outstanding diagnostician and therapist. He carefully evaluated my aches and pains and the exercises he used and therapies he applied succeeded in vastly improving my strength and flexibility. I would most definitely work with him again if I have any other issues. He is an asset to the practice.
Gary Rose
Knowledgeable, friendly, and great staff well organized.
Karen Riordan
Highly Recommend! I was extremely impressed w/the quality of care I received. The Physical therapist, Sam Bachman, had her Doctorate in Physical Therapy - was up to date on the latest treatments and had me 100% for a shoulder issue in just a few short weeks, after months of pain. I would definatly go back to PPT for any future needs!


Our Physical Therapists In Delaware!

Physical therapists in Delaware

What makes us special is our Physical Therapists in Delaware!

Looking for Physical Therapists in Delaware? We treat everyone in our practice with the care and respect that a family member would deserve. This personalized, hands on care has allowed us to have the reputation as the premiere rehabilitation center in the area. Over 100 area doctors send their patients and families to us for treatment.

We get results from listening to our patients and tailoring a plan specifically for them. Patients in our practice become an expert in the management of their condition by the time of discharge. We pride ourselves in our ability to educate as well as treat. Patients respond well to our attentive, safe, and positive environment.


Steve R. Physical Therapist

Stephen Rapposelli


Steve was working for another practice in Delaware in 1991 when he asked the owner to one day buy into his practice. He told Steve lots of reasons why that wasn’t possible, including, ‘you cant afford it’. 3 months later, in 1992, Steve opened Performance Physical Therapy. He simply felt that there would always be business for someone who treated other people like family. That reason for existing still is evident today in all aspects of PPT. Today, Steve has 2 missions: treat his local community like VIPs, and to mentor staff to achieve all their personal and professional goals. For these reasons, he continues to say, ‘I have the best job in the world!’ He feels that he practices with the best Physical Therapists in Delaware.

John Bradley

John Bradley


John is a native of New Castle, Delaware. He attended Salesianum High School in Wilmington and then Boston University for his Physical Therapy degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1987. He completed internships at Massachusetts General Hospital and with the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL. His areas of special interest are ergonomics and work injury prevention. He is a regular consultant to regional and international manufacturing companies as well as the pharmaceutical industry for his work in ergonomics and the prevention of work-related injuries. In his over thirty - five years of practice, he has taught literally thousands of workers and company managers how they can be safer at work and prevent life-changing injuries. He serves as a clinical mentor to the entire physical therapy staff and company managers.

Nicolette Downes

Chief Operating Officer

Nicolette is also the Clinic Manager of the Hockessin Clinic. She completed her BS in Kinesiology at The Pennsylvania State University. She then attended the University of Delaware and received her MS in Anatomy and Clinical Health Sciences, and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in December 2017. Nicolette treats all orthopedic injuries, including joint replacements, post-operative, upper extremity and lower extremity injuries, lumbar and cervical spine. She also has additional education in treatment of vestibular patients and geriatric populations. Some of her interests outside of physical therapy include health and fitness, cheering on Penn State and the Philadelphia sports teams, cooking (and eating), and going “down the shore” with her family.

Rebecca Wadman

Rebecca Wadman


Rebecca is a Delaware local, born and raised in Hockessin, DE. She attended University of Delaware where she graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. After attending the University of Delaware, Rebecca went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Widener University. Outside of her clinical work, she loves spending time with her friends, family and two dogs. She enjoys the outdoors including going on hikes, and has a love for music and always has a concert on her radar. Rebecca is always excited to meet new clients and work together with them towards the ultimate goal of feeling better! She is happy to be part of the best physical therapists in Delaware.

Jordan Morris


Jordan grew up in the small town of Pulaski, Virginia and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from James Madison University. He went on to serve for seven years in law enforcement where he worked in a variety of positions. He then decided to pursue a career in physical therapy and attended the University of Delaware where he obtained a Master of Science in Anatomy and Clinical Health Science and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Jordan enjoys treating patients of all ages and backgrounds, and regularly uses his law enforcement experience to assist other first responders in navigating the physical demands of the job. He is also an avid college sports fan and loves spending his free time with his family.

Alison Frank


Alison was born and raised in Yardley, Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor of science in exercise science from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and her PTA degree in 2022 from Delaware Technical Community College. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, swimming, dancing, singing, reading and spending time outdoors. She is also an avid artist.


Sara Warren


Sara was born and raised in Pike Creek, DE. She received her bachelor of science in exercise science from the University of Delaware in 2013 and her Doctorate of Physical therapy from Touro College of Health Sciences in Bay Shore, NY in 2016. Sara is an APTA Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist and APTA level 1 credentialed clinical instructor, adding expertise to our staff of Physical Therapists in Delaware. She currently has a special interest in post op orthopedics. Sara has additional experience in treating the pediatric population. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and puppy, running, hiking, reading and spending time outdoors.

Alex Mark


Alex was born and raised in Newark, Delaware. He completed his undergraduate and doctoral training at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Upon graduating, he went on to provide comprehensive physical therapy services to geriatric patients within the home setting. Alex is a certified vestibular therapist and has strong interests in orthopedic manual therapy and neurodynamics. In his free time, Alex enjoys hiking, reading, running, playing basketball and tennis, as well as spending time with his friends and family.

Kristen Jackson


Kristen is a native of Wilmington, Delaware. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with an Associate in Applied Science Degree from Delaware Technical Community College in May 2018. Kristen enjoys spending time with her son, Sal, and going to Lewes beach with family in the summer. Her hobbies include: DIY home projects, yard work, taking walks with her dog.

Kristen has experience working with pediatrics and geriatrics, and enjoys treating all populations. She treats all orthopedic injuries, including joint replacements, post-operative, upper extremity and lower extremity injuries, lumbar and cervical spine.

Jennifer Morrison


Jennifer is a native Delawarean, born in Wilmington and grew up in Newark. As a graduate from Delaware Technical and Community College in 1992, she has enjoyed working in the Physical Therapy field for over 25 years. Her greatest satisfaction is to see patients healed and able to return to their previous level of function or better! She and her husband enjoy raising their 2 year old Italian Mastiff, traveling, cooking as well as spending time with family and friends.

Brian Kalafut


Brian was born and raised in Pike Creek, DE and now lives with his wife and two children in Chadds Ford, PA. He has his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Delaware and prior to graduating from the PTA Program at The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, Brian worked as an Exercise Physiologist for 13 years. Brian is a passionate Eagles fan and a volleyball enthusiast who has coached at the Junior Olympic level and has played competitively for almost 20 years.

Jonathan Fass, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Jonathan Fass


Jonathan is a graduate of the first Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy from the City University of New York, attended his Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy at the University of Delaware, and is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS). Jonathan is also a Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist (COMT) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT) as well as an authorized instructor in DermoNeuroModulation technique. Jonathan is originally from Brooklyn, NY but spent most of his life in New Jersey. He was the Private Physical Therapist of His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, billionaire investor, philanthropist and humanitarian. Jonathan spent five years living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and traveled the world with His Royal Highness, visiting over 50 cities in 40 countries. In his family's spare time, they enjoy visiting restaurants, making and drinking coffee and taking care of their rescue dog and cats.

Alison Walker


Alison has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of DE, a Master of Educational Counseling degree from Wilmington University and then graduated from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in FL in 2010 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Alison completed internships in Louisiana, Oklahoma and in Delaware. She volunteered in Lima Peru, where she assisted geriatric patients in rural communities outside of the city. Her PT experience has consisted of work in nursing homes, outpatient orthopedic clinics, hospitals, and home health. She received her Manual Therapy Certification in 2015. Her background includes treating orthopedic diagnoses/injuries including post surgical patients, back/neck pain, and upper extremity/lower extremity pain. Alison has lived in CA, NV, FL, PA, and RI. She now resides in the DE/PA area with her husband and 4 year old daughter.


Taylor Shelley


Taylor is a native Delawarean who grew up in North Wilmington and attended Padua Academy for high school. Taylor went on to Rider University where she competed as a Division I swimmer and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. She then came back home to the University of Delaware where she received her Master of Science in Anatomy and Clinical Health Science and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Taylor is excited to begin her career as a physical therapist in Delaware, which has been a dream of hers since she was ten years old. Taylor still enjoys swimming and spends as much time as she can around water. She loves the beach and is an avid seashell collector. Taylor also enjoys reading, exercising, and walking her yellow lab Rosie!

Samantha Bachman


Sam Bachman, DPT is originally from northern New Jersey, but has resided in Delaware the past 8 years. She completed her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at University of Delaware and continued at UD for her Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy. She just finished her Sports Residency at UD and loves working with athletes, younger and older, as she was always involved in sports, including lacrosse, basketball and gymnastics. She still enjoys playing and watching them (in addition to watching the Pittsburgh Steelers!). Samantha also enjoys hiking, the outdoors and using her creative skills.

Dana Sarcinello


Dana grew up in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. For her undergraduate studies she attended Penn State Berks, where she was a student-athlete, leading the women’s soccer team to 4 consecutive NCAA Division III tournament berths. While earning her B.S. in Kinesiology, she fell in love with the physical therapy profession, and went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University. Dana loves working with patients of all ages and abilities to help them achieve their goals. Outside of work, you can usually find her doing something outdoors such as hiking, kayaking, or playing soccer. She also enjoys traveling and exploring new places, finding the best restaurants in town, and cheering on Philly sports with her friends and family.

Noah McFoy


Noah was born and raised in Newark, DE and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Sciences. He continued his education at Widener University earning a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Noah is an avid runner and competed in cross country and track & field throughout high school, undergrad, graduate school. Noah is proud to be part of our physical therapists in Delaware staff. Noah recently completed his first marathon in Philadelphia! Noah is also a big Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Panthers sports fan. Noah looks forward to working with new patients with a focus on improving quality of life.